February 26th, 2012
03:50 AM ET

Latest attack on Nigerian church kills at least 3

At least three people were killed Sunday in the latest attack on Christian churches in Nigeria.

Police said a car packed with explosives rammed into the compound of the Cocin (Church of Christ) headquarters in Jos, police said.

Some church members emerged from the scene covered in dust.

It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the attack.

Nigeria has suffered a rash of attacks on churches in the past year.

In December, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency in several northern states following a series of Christmas Day attacks on Christian churches.

Eighteen people were killed in the bombing of a church in Madalla, according to Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency. The militant Islamist group Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for that attack.

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  1. / Through a Scanner, Darkly /

    The Quaran gets burned and the entire Muslim world gets up in arms. Innocent people in a church get blown up and all I see in here is jokes and nonsense. If somebody blew up a mosque in the U.S. the whole world would agonize how wrong it is. Where is the Sympathy for These people?

    February 26, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      You have chosen one thread to comment on, ignoring all the others.
      We care, Mehdi...but you won't comment on that....

      February 26, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    Robert Downey, we are joking with EACH OTHER.
    Nobody is making a joke about what happened to these poor people.
    Beds are burning everywhere, and we talk about it incessantly...a little laughter is not hurting you...and if it is....

    February 26, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      To obsess isn't the answer, either.
      But, you go right ahead and obsess.

      You are not the General.
      Changing your font doesn't make you him.

      February 26, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      So what is the answer, GMDB? Do you have? If so, shout them out!!!

      February 26, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    I wouldn't wish that upon anyone, General.
    I am sorry, if it is in fact true.

    February 26, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    Change it up again, P.
    This just makes the message more obscure.

    February 26, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      @banasy, did you crack this case? His real name begins with P?

      February 26, 2012 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      No, daz, not really...it's a mystery to me still...prolific dude, though!

      February 26, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  5. RUFFNUTT (( crazy and high on drugs while delivering pizzas at record speeds ))

    i got a fire truck bed for my boy... he loves it... cept he keeps leaving the light on and wearing the battery out...

    February 26, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Went to KFC today and noticed that KFC is starting to roll into something like a car payment. 16pc.bucket with 4 lg. sides is $38.85 thier cost? Their cost I bet isn't even 30% of that.

    February 26, 2012 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    General Mehdi Dr Bad, I'll have to hand it to you pal. Your a few frys short of a Happy Meal.

    February 26, 2012 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  8. RUFFNUTT (( 5th level magic-using kender ))

    kfc is very expensive, unless you have coupons...

    February 26, 2012 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  9. CenTexan©

    Ahh...see some lively discussion abounding this evening!

    February 26, 2012 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      @CenTexan- lively indeed. The General Doc must have a weekend pass out of jail or the nut house.

      February 26, 2012 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • CenTexan©

      @daz...I really think this poster is faking it!

      February 26, 2012 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Question

    CNN reports "Islamiic militants" claiming responsibility for this attack. My question is, who are the Christian militants?

    February 26, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Huh???

      I have a funny feeling you're going to tell us who....let me get some popcorn...

      February 26, 2012 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      @CenTexan- he must be. I haven't been around that long but you guys seem to recall him. I guess it's time for a cocktail. It could be a long night:-).

      February 26, 2012 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO ©

      I'll bet everyone else in ged, but I've got a great answer. There were plenty of Christian militants from the crusades through the middle ages and colonial times. Eventually, our society matured and militants are no longer tolerated in mainstream Christianity. Islam – it still needs to mature.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Answer

    Zealot pro-lifers and the Westboro gang...

    February 26, 2012 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Huh???

    Using your name in a blog about a church being blown up is in poor taste, to say the least.

    February 26, 2012 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  13. "church"

    A church is a group of people, not a building. You can have church in an open field, for example. Just so ya know.

    February 26, 2012 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Huh???

      That would be "congregation".
      Thanks for playing.

      *******must be why there are so many "churchs" out there...they don't need an address.....lmfao!********

      February 26, 2012 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  14. banasy©

    Now, that got me curious, so:

    CHərCH/Noun:
    1. A building used for public Christian worship.
    2. A particular Christian organization, typically one with its own clergy, buildings, and distinctive doctrines: "the Church
    of England".

    February 26, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • CenTexan©

      very good Banasy!

      February 26, 2012 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  15. RUFFNUTT (( 5th level magic-using kender ))

    Boko Haram - sounds like a way to prepare a ham, or a name of a circus clown...

    February 26, 2012 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Or a great name for a band...

      February 26, 2012 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
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